With the introduction of the new Aged Care Quality Standards from 1 July 2019, it is more important than ever that the experience of aged care consumers is put at the centre of planning, delivering and reviewing care.

As part of its responsibilities for protecting and enhancing the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of aged care consumers, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) has identified and developed a range of best practice strategies and tools for providers of aged care to engage with consumers and their representatives.

This resource recognises that placing consumers at the centre of their care is fundamental to quality care outcomes. This means significantly deepening engagement and developing a mutual partnership with consumers in all aspects of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care and services

Related Information

Aged Care Quality Standards

Consumer engagement in aged care - literature review

Consumer engagement in aged care - survey report

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